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Jordan Hospital Certified Central Sterilization Technician in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is infection control.

  • Maintain sterile technique.

  • Perform all duties according to procedure.

  • Cleans, sterilizes, packages and assembles instrument sets.

  • Assist in care and handling of equipment. i.e., suction, fracture frames, pumps, venodyne, etc. (as delineated for Equipment Control Coordinator).

  • Responsible for cleaning reusable items including surgical pieces and processing through steam sterilizers, gas sterilizers, washer sterilizers, and ultrasonic if necessary.

  • Responsible for waste disposal and decontamination of contaminated items.

  • Inspects equipment and instruments through all procedural steps for condition and operation.

  • Collects soiled instruments, kits, equipment, etc. for processing.

  • Responsible for daily maintenance and housekeeping duties on work stations as required.

  • Assists in collection of data for Quality Assurance Programs, ongoing.

  • Demonstrates planning and organization in preparation for procedures in a Central Sterile environment, i.e., trays, instruments sets.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of sterile technique.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge in the following areas in a surgical preparation environment: vascular, ophthalmic, laparoscopic, orthopedic, O.B./Gynecology, General, Urology, Dental, E.N.T., neuro and plastic.

  • Participates in ongoing education programs.

  • Demonstrates knowledge the function and operation of equipment in a Central Sterile environment.

  • Attends/completes Job Certification Program and documents all hospital mandatory in-service programs, i.e., fire, safety, infection control, etc.

  • Growth potential for surgical case carts, sterilization containers, and CSR-computerized application.

    It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

    Education/Experience Required:

  • Ability to read and write and verbalize English

  • HS Diploma or equivalent

    Registration/Certification:

  • Certified Central Service Technician (CRCST) issued by International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM)

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